January Test Week
January 15, 2014
Dear Parent or Guardian,
New York State Regents Exams are scheduled for January 27, 28, 29, and 30. In order to best utilize our time and address our testing needs during this week, we will be dedicating the school days to the testing schedule in the high school. Only students who are scheduled to take an exam are required to attend. The reason we are using a dedicated testing schedule from Monday to Thursday is to allow for staff and students to focus on exam preparation and the testing schedule as we administer Regents Exams, final exams, post assessment exams, and mid-term exams. Students will be responsible for following the exam schedule that will be available in the guidance office and on our website by January 23. Students will not be provided breakfast or lunch on these dates and all students will follow the transportation schedule described below.
BOCES students will attend BOCES each day unless they are scheduled for an assessment. There will be a mid-day bus run for all students to come and go from the high school when they complete their morning exams and when they need to get to school for afternoon exams. BOCES students will need to arrange for their own transportation home at noon when they arrive back from Seaway Tech. The afternoon students will need to ride the morning bus run or be transported to school to leave for BOCES on the bus by 10:50 am. The afternoon students will take their normal bus run at dismissal time. Departure for the mid-day bus run will be at 10:50 am from the high school. Please see the attached summary of bus pick-up times and drop-off times.
If you have any questions please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Patrick J. Farrand
High School Principal
FINAL JANUARY EXAM SCHEDULE
Click here to download the FINAL January Exam Schedule.
The Massena High School Robotics team recently held their 4th Annual McFun Night fundraiser at the McDonald’s Main Street Restaurant in Massena where they raised over $450. Each year team members give a few hours of an evening volunteering at McDonald’s, and in return, McDonald’s gives a percentage of all their sales for the evening back to the team. It’s a great partnership for both the team, and for McDonald’s.
The team is part of FIRST Robotics Team 229 and will be competing at the NY Tech Valley Regional in Troy, NY and in the Chesapeake Regional in College Park, MD in the spring. Last year the team won the Granite State Regional, won the Motorola Quality Award at the Boston Regional, and traveled to the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where they competed alongside 400 other high school teams from all over the world.
The mission of FIRST Robotics is to show students of every age that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all. Students participating in FIRST Robotics are significantly more likely to attend college, major in science or engineering, and be outstanding future employees and citizens. FIRST is about changing our culture… for the better.
COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2014 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Patrick Farrand, principal of Massena High School, announced today Samuel Gerber has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success, “commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”